Stop the UN from Dismantling Religious Freedom
The UN is coming after your religious freedom!
Tell UN leadership to reign in their bureaucrats.
A United Nations Special Rapporteur – a French word for “reporter” – has written a UN report that takes to task traditional religious beliefs and values regarding life, marriage and biological sex.
In his report, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, has chosen to pursue a controversial agenda that includes abortion and LGBT+ rights that are out of step with the convictions of law-abiding and non-violent religions and religious adherents. In doing so, he accuses religious institutions and religious adherents of discrimination.
Emilie Kao of The Heritage Foundation writes:
“[T]he report shockingly conflates conservative religious beliefs about life, marriage, and biological sex with religious justifications for abhorrent human rights violations.
Many women, as well as men, hold conservative religious beliefs, but the report treats their freedom to live according to these beliefs as secondary to abortion and new claims to rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity. No international treaty recognizes a right to abortion, but the report simply asserts that one exists and that it trumps a medical provider’s right to conscientious objection.
The report goes so far as to suggest an expanded role for the state in doctrinal matters if a religious institution has “harmful discriminatory gender norms.” It goes as far as to criticize religious believers in Africa who oppose introducing school books that promote homosexuality.”
Mr. Shaheed is recommending state intervention in matters of religious doctrine, curtailing rights of conscience, and accusing conservative religions and adherents of human rights abuse. Let that sink in for a minute…
In other words, this rapporteur is telling the world that beliefs like yours have no place in polite company – let alone in the public square! The sad irony is Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed is injuring the very people and institutions and liberty which he is mandated to protect!
At a time when 80 percent of the global population is facing high restrictions on religious freedom, the UN is giving time – and a microphone - to a man working to undermine Freedom of Religion or Belief even further.
Tell the UN to rein in their bureaucrats and stop undermining your religious freedom by signing the petition!
And don't stop there. Notify your government representatives of this dangerous attack on religious freedom and national sovereignty.
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